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What is a cataract?

A cataract is an opacification of your natural lens. If you think of your eye as a camera. The lens of your eye focuses the image on your retina, or film of the eye.

What would you do if your camera lens is broken or cracked?

You unscrew it, throw it away and put in a new lens. This is what we do in cataract surgery. We numb the eye so it does not hurt. We then make a small incisision into the eye, break up the cataract with an ultrasound probe, vacuum up what’s left over, and we then put a new lens in place. The lens that we put in your eye is called an intraocular lens, which is made of plastic and is FDA approved.

This is an out patient surgery with short recovery time.

Cataract Surgery is made convenient and simple at The Gruen Eye Center. Dr. Gruen has performed thousands of cataract surgeries at has his very own on site surgery center with state of the art equipment. 

Cataracts can occur for several reasons but the most common is age related. The Center accepts most insurances and deals with Medicare on a daily basis.

You may need Cataract Surgery if:

Blurred vision, poor night vision. ECT.